Dr Melendez is originally from Chile. She moved to Colorado at age 16 where she started her undergraduate at the University of Colorado. She continued her education at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
She completed her general surgery residency at St Joseph Hospital in Denver and a fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Albany Medical Center. She specializes in open treatment of complex peripheral arterial disease and thoracic outlet syndrome. In her time off she enjoys running and traveling.